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Lignum Vitae Bowl/ Pencil Pot

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Project by simmothewoodturner posted 227 days ago 465 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lignum Vitae is an extremely dense wood with a specific gravity of 1.23 which means it sinks while in water rather than floating.
The timber was hard to sand due to the high oil/wax content of the wood which meant I only did minimal sanding to the bowl.

-- http://www.simmothewoodturner.blogspot.co.uk





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Reverse_Pivot

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#1 posted 227 days ago

Nicely done! I don’t know, though- all those sharp little pencil points hitting it all the time… are you sure lignum vitae is durable enough? ;-)

-- -Tim

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#2 posted 223 days ago

It’s beautiful. Like the wood, shape and finish. Cool pencil pot, great turning piece!

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